My first language does not have articles, and I am really struggling to understand why people sometimes use them and sometimes do not. I understand general rule that "the" means one specific thing and that "a" means one (but not specific), but still in many situation I see people use "the" for plural, or they do not use article at all.
Please can you explain for the following case is it:
"give a credit for"
"give credit for"
"credit" in this case is "commendation" or "honor". ("give credit for idea")
I googled it and saw that majority of the results are "give credit for" but I do not understand why. What am I missing?
Is it because credit used as honor is uncountable?